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Bit.Trip Saga Coming to 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - April 28, 2011, 5:31 pm EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Press Release

Commander Video's entire story will be retold on the 3D handheld.

All six of Gaijin Games' Bit.Trip games will be released in an enhanced compilation on the 3DS.

The package will include Beat, Core, Fate, Flux, Runner and Void. Each one features a unique gameplay concept fused with rhythm action that makes use of the series' chiptune based soundtrack.

All games will retain their respective features. In addition, they will feature 3D visuals courtesy of the system's glasses-free 3D screen.

A release date for the collection hasn't been revealed at this time.

Prepare for the BIT.TRIP SAGA in 3D

TORRANCE (ALTERNATE REALITY), Calif. – April 28, 2011 – Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment software, is pleased to officially announce that a compilation of the BIT.TRIP series is coming to the Nintendo 3DS™ system All six BIT.TRIP games are
transformed into 3D, morphing into a single entity called /BIT.TRIP SAGA/. Experience the crushing difficulty of the rhythmic galaxies and ride along the long journey with CommanderVideo as he completes his mission and returns...home.

"I am only a man." -CommanderVideo

BIT.TRIP SAGA includes:


- BIT.TRIP BEAT marks the beginning of CommanderVideo's epic journey of the soul with:
o Crazy boss battles!
o Ultra-precise controls!
o A Crazy Chiptune-inspired soundtrack!
o Special Chiptune guest star Bit Shifter!
o Classic gameplay with brain-melting visuals!
o Intriguing cut scenes!

- BIT.TRIP CORE is the second installment in CommanderVideo's soul quest with:
o Beautiful boss battles!
o Classic NES-style controls!
o A thumpin' Chiptune-inspired soundtrack!
o Special Chiptune Guest Star Bubblyfish!
o Mind-melting challenges!
o Revealing cut scenes!

- BIT.TRIP VOID continues CommanderVideo's epic journey with:
o Mid-level checkpoints!
o Epic boss battles!
o A rockin' Chiptune-inspired soundtrack!
o Special Chiptune guest star Nullsleep!
o Synaesthetic music/art/gameplay interaction!
o Hyper-realistic retro cut scenes!

- BIT.TRIP RUNNER marks the first fully character-based adventure for CommanderVideo with:
o Rhythm-based action platforming!
o Boss battles against robotic terrors!
o 50+ challenges!
o Classic NES-style controls!
o A pounding Chiptune-inspired soundtrack!
o Special Chiptune guest star Anamanaguchi!
o New friends for CommanderVideo!

- BIT.TRIP FATE is the penultimate chapter in the six-part BIT.TRIP series and will leave you wondering what’s next.
o Collect power-ups to call on CommanderVideo’s friends for powerful shot upgrades!
o A chiptune-inspired dubstep soundtrack helps bring the action to a whole new level!
o Video game worlds collide with appearances from Super Meat Boy and Mr. Robotube!
o Chipmusic artist Minusbaby helps set the tone with a special guest appearance!

- The BIT.TRIP series comes full-circle with BIT.TRIP FLUX: CommanderVideo's final adventure.
o New power-ups including the full screen paddle!
o New beat types including Avoid Blobs!
o Mid-level checkpoints!
o Classic BIT.TRIP BEAT gameplay now with all the modes including the new Meta Mode!
o Bit Shifter returns as the Chiptune guest star!


It's going to be hard to stay in that sweet spot for 3D in Beat, isn't it? If it controls like it does on the Wii or on iDevices...

The PC version has several different control options.

Killer_Man_JaroTom Malina, Associate Editor (Europe)April 29, 2011

I wonder if they would consider adding a checkpoint system to Beat and Core. And maybe try to put together the online high score leaderboards that they wanted to have on the WiiWare games. Either way, I hope Gaijin does okay from this compilation - at least 4 of the 6 titles are absolutely worth playing.

CericApril 29, 2011

I guess I'll just wait till this come out.

OblivionApril 29, 2011


This just mad my EFFING WEEK!

This is a great idea for 3DS. At $40, the cost is roughly the same as downloading everything on WiiWare, but you get portability and 3D with this package. I agree that they should offer arranged modes of the early games to add optional checkpoints. And ALL of these should have online leaderboards!

...Why does the press release skip over Fate?

I asked Aksys, and they sent back an updated release with Fate added.

yoshi1001April 30, 2011

This is pretty much the only way the games to live up to their middle names even more.

AVApril 30, 2011

jonny is 100% right. This would be great for friends score sessions. Imagine getting notification your friend beat your score via spot pass, and keep battling that way for high scores

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